The Benefits Of Using Natural Stone In Your Home
Carrara Marble sells many different natural stone products, ranging from beautiful white marble tiles through to brilliant quartzite worktops.
Clients can choose from dozens of colours, textures and finishes to find the perfect natural stone for their home.
This article will help you decide if natural stone is the right material for your home by sharing its main advantages.
Natural stone is excellent value-for-money
One of the main benefits of using natural stone in your home is its longevity.
A natural stone surface can last for hundreds of years with the proper care.
This makes it much better value than laminates, carpet, or soft timber flooring which may only last a few years before it is damaged and needs to be replaced.
Natural stone is a beautiful material
Installing a natural stone floor, workbench, or tiles can completely transform the appearance of a home.
Natural stone is a beautiful material available in many different combinations of colours, textures, and patterns.
There is a natural stone suitable for every type of home, ranging from modern homes to period homes.
Each piece of natural stone has a unique pattern, with many pieces also containing shells, fossils, and crystals.
This unique appearance cannot be replicated with man-made materials and adds character to your home.
Natural stone also compliments other materials well.
Using natural stone in combination with natural timber always works well and can create a very beautiful interior space.
There are many types of natural stone to choose from
Homeowners have many types of natural stone to choose from including:
Marble is created by the metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks like dolomite or sandstone.
It is a softer stone with a medium grain and medium porosity.
It is available in a wide range of colours and marble worktops remain popular choice.
This is an igneous rock that is made from quartz and feldspar.
It is a very strong and hard-wearing stone with a low porosity.
This is a sedimentary stone that has become very popular in recent years.
It is a soft stone that has a higher level of porosity.
Its neutral tones are quite beautiful and limestone worktops work well in all types of homes.
Slate is a metamorphic rock with a fine grain.
Most slate rocks are dark grey, purple or green.
It is a popular choice for worktops and flooring because of its excellent durability.
Sandstone is a sedimentary rock that consists of sand particles held together by mineral cements.
Its neutral colours make sandstone worktops popular with homeowners at the moment.
Onyx is one of the most eye-catching natural stones.
It is a variety of the oxide mineral chalcedony and comes in a variety of colours including orange, green, yellow, and pink.
Each type of stone has a unique appearance and different properties.
You can find a stone that is perfectly suited to the different environments within your home, including your bathroom, kitchen, and living areas.
Follow the link to discover more about our onyx worktops.
Natural stone gives your home a connection to the natural world
Humans beings enjoy environments that remind them of the natural world.
That’s why walking on a slate, timber, or sandstone floor is so much more enjoyable than walking over concrete or ceramic tiles.
Natural stone gives your home a very strong connection to the natural world.
It provides a sense of solidity and permanence.
A feeling of being in a natural place where you can relax.
Natural stone increases the value of your home
The durability and beautiful appearance of natural stone makes it a very attractive feature for potential home buyers.
Buyers know that a stone surface is easy to care for and will last for many years to come.
Natural stone is also less likely to become “dated” compared to ceramic tiles, carpet, polished concrete and other fabricated surfaces.
Natural stone helps with energy efficiency
Natural stone has a high level of thermal inertia — which means it slowly absorbs temperature based on the environment around it.
That means a natural stone surface will stay cool on a hot summer day.
It will also absorb, store, and radiate heat for a longer period, which is useful in the winter months.
This results in improved energy efficiency for your home, making it cheaper to heat and cool.
Natural stone is easy to maintain
Natural stone is easy to clean and maintain.
Some porous stones may need to be sealed occasionally, but once that has been performed surfaces can be cleaned with hot water.
If you have a natural stone floor, you can vacuum or sweep it clean in a few minutes.
It is easy to keep your stone surfaces clean and hygienic.
We hope you enjoyed reading The Benefits of Using Natural Stone in Your Home.
If you have any questions about our natural stone products, contact Carrara on 020 8838 4604.